Winter Holiday Dangers
The winter holidays often offer people the chance to relax from work or school for a few days, as well as enjoy time with friends and family. However, seasonal events and winter weather conditions can cause hazards for you and your loved ones.
Many people choose to cook family feasts during the colder months. While this can be fun and delicious, the kitchen is also one of the most dangerous rooms in the house. When you are using oil, fires can quickly spread, and water is ineffective in putting them out. Remember to use baking soda to help smother the flames. Additionally, don’t forget to turn off the oven.
To help keep everyone warm and toasty, many people choose to use space heaters. However, space heaters can easily cause property to catch on fire. To protect your home and loved ones, keep furniture and fabric away from the heater. Also, make sure to get one that has a protective grill so that it is less likely to burn someone.
Lastly, if you decide to go outside and play in the cooler air, watch out for slippery ice patches and snow banks. If you are walking along a potentially icy surface, make sure you have a hand (or both!) free so that you can catch yourself in case of a slip. Should you decide to play in deep snow, tell someone where you plan on being so that they can alert someone if you disappear.
Winter holidays should be a time to relax and have fun with your loved ones, not a time to worry about injuries. Sadly, though, injuries happen even to the most careful people. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury, contact a Wisconsin personal injury lawyer at the firm of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.